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And because of transgression, the army was given over to it together with the continual burnt offering; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it did its pleasure and prospered. Bible

“because of transgression.” The sins of the Jews were many both before and after the Babylonian Captivity, and here God tells Daniel that the sins of the Jews will again cause them to be vulnerable to Satanic attack. The book of Maccabees (in the Roman Catholic Apocrypha) shows this to be true (cp. 1 Maccabees 1:11-15), fulfilling Daniel’s prophetic vision.


Commentary for: Daniel 8:12